CSE Career Fair prep events

Get ready for the Spring 2019 CSE Career Fair!

The CSE Career Center is offering a wide variety of workshops to help you prepare for the Spring 2019 CSE Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 5, noon-6 p.m., 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Extended Drop-in Hours

The CSE Career Center will offer the following drop-in hours prior to the Career Fair:

  • Monday, Jan. 28-Thursday, Jan. 31: 1-4 p.m. (Drop-in hours are CANCELED Tuesday, Jan. 29-Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to the extreme cold weather)
  • Friday, Feb. 1: All day 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 4: No drop-ins due to the Resume Marathon

Career Fair Workshops

Resume Writing Workshop

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Walter Library, Room 402

Your resume is an important tool to market your experiences to prospective employers. This workshop will cover what information is necessary or most important on a resume, and how you can best market and communicate your education, skills, and experiences most related to the type of position you are seeking.

Job and Internship Search Strategies Workshop

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 (CANCELED due to the extreme cold weather)
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Walter Library, Room 402

The best advice for internship and job searching is to begin your search early. Before you begin to look for opportunities, it is important to establish your priorities when it comes to industries, companies, and types of positions that interest you. This workshop will provide effective strategies you can use when searching for jobs or internships.

Career Fair Prep and Networking Workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 (CANCELED due to the extreme cold weather)
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Walter Library, Room 402

Get ready to impress at the CSE Career Fair! Information presented will include what to wear, what to bring, how to make a positive impression on employers you meet at the fair, the importance of networking, strategies you can use to build or expand your network, as well as how you can use networking to lead you to internship and job opportunities.

Interviewing and Job Offer Negotiation Workshop

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Walter Library, Room 402

Whether you are applying for an internship or full-time job, the interview is one of the most important parts of the application process. This workshop will outline the different types of interviews and questions you can expect, how to best prepare and succeed in your interview, and provide you with suggested strategies you can use to answer some of the most commonly asked interview questions. This workshop will also help you learn some of the typical components of an offer and discover strategies for benchmarking and negotiating.

Career Fair Prep and Resume Writing Workshop

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
5-6:30 p.m.
Walter Library, Room 101

This workshop will include career fair preparation information such as what to wear, what to bring, and how to approach employers at the Career Fair. We will also offer valuable resume advice, including how you can best market and communicate your education, skills, and experiences to potential employers.

WISE Medtronic Women Tell All Panel and Networking

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
5:30-7 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center

Reception following. Hot hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

This is a unique opportunity to meet women working in research, testing, manufacturing, design, and business in one night. This evening will include a Women Tell All panel, speed networking, and reception. Medtronic hires a wide range of majors including electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, and more.

International Student Career Fair Prep

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering, Room 1130

This workshop is for international students who are searching for an internship or full-time job and plan to attend the CSE Career Fair. We will discuss what to expect during your job search, how to discuss your work authorization status with companies, and how to identify resources. There will also be time for you to ask questions.

Resume Marathon

Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lind Hall, Suite 5 (Basement Level)

Bring a paper copy of your resume. 

Do you need your resume reviewed prior to the Career Fair? If so, the CSE Career Center will offer 10-minute resume reviews by about 20 employer partners. Arrive early to ensure you receive a resume review. Resumes will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance appointments can be made. If you currently do not have a resume and need to create one, please see our Resume Guides on our Job search resources web page.

Other Career Fair events

CSE Practice Interview Days

Thursday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15, 2019
Lind Hall, Suite 5 (Basement Level)

Don’t use an actual interview to practice your interview skills! Practice your interview skills with a REAL employer before the big interview.  Interviews are 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes of feedback. Register on GoldPASS powered by Handshake via the "On-campus Interviews" section under the "Jobs" tab. Search for "Spring 2019 CSE Practice Interview Days." Sign up early as spots are limited. To register, visit the GoldPASS website.

For more information, please contact us at csecareer@umn.edu or 612-624-4090.